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UNLV 84, Texas Tech 73

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Louis Amundson had 19 points and 13 rebounds
and Jason Petrimoulx added 17 points Saturday night as UNLV snapped
a five-game losing streak and beat Texas Tech 84-73 in the Las
Vegas Showdown.

With the score tied, UNLV (3-5) went on a 19-8 run in the
opening five minutes of the second half to take a double-digit
lead.

The Rebels hit a trio of 3-pointers in the rally, including one
of Petrimoulx's game-high four.

Texas Tech responded by scoring 12 of the next 15 points,
cutting its deficit to 56-54 with 11:47 to play.

But the Rebels never gave up the lead and used 10 straight
points from freshman guard Wink Adams in a 16-3 outburst that gave
them a 72-56 lead with 7:24 to play.

Adams had 16 points -- all in the second half -- for the Rebels.

Texas Tech (6-5) got a game-high 22 points from both Jarrius
Jackson and Zeno Martin. The pair were the only Red Raiders to
score in double figures.

The first half featured 11 lead changes and five ties. The
Rebels' biggest lead of the half was 17-10 with 10:42 to play.

UNLV was playing at home for the first time in three weeks. The
National Finals Rodeo spends two weeks at the Thomas & Mack Center
each December.